Premier League confirm clubs can use five substitutes per match for remainder of 2019/20 season

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Premier League clubs will be able to use five substitutes per match for the remainder of the 2019/20 season when it resumes on June 17.

The temporary law amendment was approved by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) last month, with the Bundesliga already adopting this rule having returned to action in May in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The temporary rule will give top-flight managers, like Pep Guardiola, more flexibility when the season resumes in just over a fortnight

A Premier League statement read: “Premier League Shareholders today agreed temporary changes to the rules relating to substitute players.

“For the remainder of the 2019/20 season, the number of substitutes that can be used during a match will increase from three to five players.

“This is in line with the temporary law amendment made by the International Football Association Board last month.

“Shareholders also approved for Clubs to increase the maximum number of substitute players on the bench from seven to nine for the rest of the 2019/20 season.”

A Premier League statement read: “Premier League Shareholders today agreed temporary changes to the rules relating to substitute players.

“For the remainder of the 2019/20 season, the number of substitutes that can be used during a match will increase from three to five players.

“This is in line with the temporary law amendment made by the International Football Association Board last month.

“Shareholders also approved for Clubs to increase the maximum number of substitute players on the bench from seven to nine for the rest of the 2019/20 season.”

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